Management Team

Alice E. White – President, NJNC and Research Vice President, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
Alice White received her Ph.D. in physics from Harvard in 1982, where she extended submicron fabrication techniques to create nanoscale metal wires for low-temperature transport studies. She started her career at Bell Labs with groundbreaking studies in ion implantation for which she was awarded the 1991 Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award of the American Physical Society. As Director of Physics of Materials Research., she initiated programs in fiber Bragg gratings, Raman amplifiers, and high power fiber lasers–technologies that have proved critical in the development of current optical networks. Following that, as Director of Optical Technologies Research, she managed a team that is a world leader in integration of optical components on silicon. Design for manufacturing has always been a priority for her, from her contributions to the phase mask method of fabricating fiber Bragg gratings to the successful transfer of integrated components such as the Dynamic Gain Equalization Filter into production. Named a Bell Labs Fellow in 2001, White is excited to be associated with the NJ Nanotechnology team, once again working at the limits of fabrication.

Dr. John Gates – Vice President and COO, NJNC and Director, Nanofabrication Research Department, Bell Labs
John Gates, formerly Director of Bell Labs Optical Cross-Connect / Subsystem Research Department, was appointed Vice President, NJNC, and Director, Nanotechnology Fabrication Department, Bell Labs, in July 2003. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Physics and a BA in Math in 1971 from California State University at Fresno. He received his Masters in Physics with Distinction in 1973 from California State University at Fresno. John received his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from University of California at Davis in 1976. In 1976 he became a postdoctoral member of the Physics Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. John joined the technical staff of AT&T; Bell Labs in 1979. His Research work includes, low temperature NMR on nuclear spin polarized targets, X-ray work on solid Hydrogen and Helium at mKelvin temperatures, IR spectroscopy, Magnetic Bubble memories, Josephson Junctions, InP photodetectors (PINs), Avalanche Photo-Detectors (APDs), Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), LASERs, Silicon Optical Bench Technology (planar optical waveguides and photonic packaging), MEMs Optical Cross connects and photonic MEMs devices, and most recently Nanotechnolgy. John has been awarded 8 patents and authored / co-authored over 45 papers in his fields of expertise. He is responsible for operations in the NJNC fabrication facility and brings considerable experience in device design, processing, fabrication and packaging to this leadership position in the NJNC. John plays a crucial role in making the NJNC a global leader in Nanotechnology.

Dr. Susanne Arney – Director, Microsystems and Nanotechnology Research Department
Susanne Arney received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1992, the same year in which she joined AT&T Bell Labs. She is currently Director of the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Research Department at Bell Laboratories’ New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium, Lucent Technologies in Murray Hill, New Jersey. She has been involved in MEMS and NEMS component design, fabrication and reliability for over 15 years.

Dr. Anthony Novembre – Sales and Marketing, NJNC and Business Development, Bell Labs Research
Anthony Novembre is currently a business development manager supporting the Bell Labs research division of Lucent Technologies and the New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lucent. Anthony received his B.S. degree from Seton Hall University in 1980, an M.S. degree in Chemistry from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1983 and his Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry in 1989 from Polytechnic University of New York. He joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in mid-1980 and his prior responsibilities include 20+ years of R&D management and as a principal researcher in the area of polymers for nano- micro electronic applications. His commercial experience is in photo and electron beam lithography, photomask processing, synthesis and characterization of radiation sensitive polymeric materials, and dissolution phenomena of thin polymer films MEMS and photonic based technologies. He is a member of SPIE.